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Proposal on construction of staff housings for basic education teachers by allotting budget from the Union Government was recorded at Pyithu Hluttaw People’s Parliament session on Friday. 

Over four thousand people participated in a largest-scale earthquake drill in the center of Tokyo on Friday simulating a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hitting the nation's capital. The drill was held in Ginza, a high-end shopping and business district, and held ahead of the 93rd anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 which claimed at least 100,000 casualties. The drill began with an earthquake alarm sounding throughout the streets and participants crouching down with their hands covering their heads. Some wore helmets.

The death toll in central Italy's devastating earthquake rose sharply overnight, with officials saying hopes of finding more survivors is diminishing by the hour. Mana Rabiee from Reuters reports. Reporter, Reuters, Mana Rabiee <<< There's an urgency now to rescue operations underway in central Italy… (nats Julia!)Like this one in Amatrice (AH-ma-CHREE-che), where a young girl was pulled out alive after spending more than 15 hours buried under rubble. (cheers)But hope of finding more survivors diminishes by the hour.

A Consultative Workshop on Civil Service Reform (Strategic Action Plan) kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with an address by Vice President U Myint Swe. In his address, the Vice-President highlighted the importance of civil service in implementing the reform process. He also said that a successful reform process requires departmental officials with a keen understanding of reform to evolve their mindsets to participate in the change process.

Pyihtuangsu Hluttaw, Union Parliament convened its ninth day session in Nay Pyi Taw, Thursday. 

Union Parliament documented the report of the Legal Affairs and Special Cases Assessment Committee on concerning on the laws which were enacted in Previous Hluttaw tenure and by law that needs to be enacted. 

Parliament also documented on the formation of village tracts and its area expanding in Labutta District of Ayeyawady Region. 

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Updated on: 10:38AM, August 26 2016
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